Historical dairy barn dismantled in Halkirk

Classy performance - Vintage cars of all ages and makes were once again engaged in drag races during the weekend of July 24 and 25 with organizers expressing satisfaction with the level of participation and the response from the community.

A piece of history was torn down this week when the barn located at Dick and Ann Creaseys’ farm was dismantled. Originally a milking barn, built in the late 1930s by Wilf Creasey when he started a dairy and milk delivery service, it was one of the first milk houses to have the power connected to it. The business was taken over by Art and Celia Creasey in 1941. The 70-plus year old barn, that was no longer in use and in need of costly repairs, was dismantled by Filipenko Bros. in just over one hour. Also torn down this week was the older home located next to Dave Chick’s welding shop. Occupied through the years by the Max Taylor family, Wynn Johnson family and Fred Schilling the house had been vacant for many years.

Birthday greetings go out to Velma Chick who celebrated her 80th birthday in the CE wing of the United Church on Saturday. All of Velma and Harold’s family, David, Connie, Dodie, Chris and Melanie as well as most of the grands and great grands were able to be present. There were also a whole bunch of family from the Emmett and Chick side present plus many friends, old and new, who traveled from across Alberta. The “Red Hat” ladies, of which Velma is a member, entertained and Connie Jackson shared many family memories.

Congratulations to Tony and Clara Nibourg on their 25th wedding anniversary. Entertainment was supplied by a local young band ‘Paper Bag Skirt”. Luke Nibourg, Elliott Mabbott and Jonathan Muncy play the guitar with Max Schaffner on the drums. Luke is the lead singer.

Congratulations to Lachlan and Kelly Bell of Cochrane on the arrival of a 8 lb 6 oz baby girl, Gemma Nita, on July 17. Big brother Blade is thrilled with his new sister, as are grandparents Darrel and Wendy Ashbacher. Everyone got to meet the new baby when family and friends gathered on Saturday evening to surprise Darrel on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

Tessa Mabbott was one of the Alberta high school rodeo group that took part in the Silver State International Rodeo in Fallon, Nevada between July 4 and 9. Tessa participated in barrels and poles and was awarded a buckle for fifth place. Alberta, which included several from the Settler area, placed 2nd over all to Utah. Darcy, Andrea, Brittany and Elliott accompanied Tessa.

Keith and Abbi Muncy and family of Midland, Tx. recently visited with parents Ken and Kathy. They were here to attend the Halseth- Quesseth (Kathy’s dads side) family reunion held in Red Willow during the July long weekend with 100-plus relatives.

Dale and Melody Kent and family attended an Adair family camp-out hosted by Mike and Barb Adair at Rosalind this past weekend. All the siblings except Holly were present and they were joined by several other Adair family members. The campers were given an early wake-up call when wind, rain and hail (golf ball size) went through the campsite Sunday morning doing considerable damage to their units. Wyatt Kent accompanied Peden Williams to Black Diamond where they are visiting with Peden’s grandma Duff.

Stan and Dorothy Andersons’ daughter, Aileen Jackson, completed the 60-km ‘walk to end women’s cancer’ in Calgary this weekend for the third consecutive year, and we’re real proud of her accomplishment.

Ray and Marian Hoflin from Spruce Grove visited last week with Ken and Kathy Muncy. Ray was employed by the Muncy’s for several years during the 80s. Also visiting this summer were Wade and Terri Carrothers from Tomkins, Sk.

Wally and Linda Lehmann returned from a visit to see his kids in Ontario. They went to Ottawa and Penbroke, Ontario and Arundel and Gatenueau, Quebec as well as many places in between.

The Ashbachers really enjoyed a visit with a Korean 4-H member, Emily, who was here the beginning of July. They took her to Oyen, Drumheller and the Calgary Stampede. She is now attending Alberta’s 4-H club week in Olds.

Wes and Betty Rammell from Cold Lake spent the weekend with Kent and Evelyn Johnson. Wes and Kent are cousins.

We send congratulations out to our neighbors in Castor as they celebrate their 100th anniversary as a town.

Coming up real soon is the Halkirk Elks Bullarama. Mark Aug. 28 on your

calendar.

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